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44. An Artist's Dream
James was always good at painting and drawing.
could paint faces and buildings accurately. He could
up with original artwork, too. He also does
art. Abstract art is art that uses shapes,
, forms, and textures, but does not represent real
. For example, a red circle painted on a
background is abstract art. However, James knew that
was not the most stable career.
community college. His parents wanted him to get
Associate Degree. James hated community college though. He
't care about math, science, or English. He just
to draw. After one semester, he decided to
out. His parents were furious. "How are you
to make a living?" his dad asked. "By
what I am good at," James said. The
next day, James enrolled at his local art
. His dream was to eventually become a book
. James did very well at his art college.
won a lot of art competitions.
, however, James had trouble finding a job as
book illustrator. There were not that many positions
. After three months of not working, James decided
apply to different jobs. He applied to graphic
positions and had better luck there. It paid
well, too. He did not want to give
on his dream of becoming a book illustrator,
he was glad he was making money. His
apologized for not believing in him earlier.